Family of nun who died on Inch beach contribute to defibrillator fundraising campaign

Inch Beach   The family of Sister Imelda Carew has offered its support to a fundraising campaign to provide a defibrillator for Inch. Sister Carew along with Sister Paula Buckley tragically lost their lives when they got into difficulty while swimming at Inch Beach last August. The two women – who were 67 and 70 – were on holiday in west Kerry. Currently, the closest defibrillator to Inch is located in Annascaul village. Since the tragedy the community has been fundraising to provide the area with the life saving equipment. Kay O’Shea, who began the initiative, says they have raised 2000 euro to date. She has also thanked Sr Carew’s family for their forthcoming fundraising contribution of almost 1000 euro. Their charity drive continues with half of the money collected from the Christmas morning swim at Inch going to the campaign. They are also using the Fones4Life programme whereby schools, communities and sports clubs collect old mobile phones and exchange them for life-saving defibrillator equipment.